Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ascended Company

You would like to see me fail
but I will pass this test
I will not fold and meekly bend
under-slept and stressed

I will not ignore the hoops you throw
I will choose to walk around
Silently blessing and thanking you
for the chance to stand my ground

I will not cry for I understand
you need to prove you're right
And so you seek an audience
when you throw sawdust on your Light

In cowardice you challenge me
to rethink my lofty sights
No.
I demand ascended company
I do not fear ecstatic heights

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Miracles

Many think a miracle is too good to be real
too sweet an event for this world to reveal
like a magical hand that saves us from storms
protecting us from pain in its various forms

Many would say miracles happened only to some
who were lucky, or favored, or had in some way won
a life-medal handed to a rare select few
who had proven their actions and goodness were true

But I know that miracles slip in every day
when energy moves and invites me to play
when something was dormant and then comes alive
too brilliant or perfect for me to contrive

I know that miracles travel on my breath
and move me to clear out the depths of my depth
and light up a path to show me new ways
not to mistake the sun for its rays

So when the uninvited come knocking at my door
I know from experience
-- a miracle is in store.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Where You Start

Be you very little
Be you very tall
Be you very soft-spoken
Watch the stars still fall!

Be you very rich
Be you very wise
Be you very happy
Watch the sun still rise!

Close your eyes to see
the world from far away
The vast expanse of smallness
in the One celestial play

Close your eyes to touch
the world inside your heart
Touch the truth containing you
Where you stand is where you start.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

God Is On Your Side

The sun is not a living proof that what you did was good
nor is the rain a sign to say you didn't do, but should

The pain you felt was not a way to atone for your mistep
Nor was that smile a way to say you need not have wept

There will be bumps and bridges
and winds you did not expect

But if your sail is mighty swift
you will catch them and not get wet

There is no gift or punishment
just foam stirred by the tide

Drowning cannot divert This Love
God is always on your side

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